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Need help choosing a coffee table shape!
blondrtt
January 9, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I am trying to put some final touches on our livingroom so it feels more finished. Among other things, the coffee table has me stumped.
I think I want some sort of glass and iron table to offset all the upholstered pieces in the room. However, I can't decide if I should go with square or rectangular.
I know I don't want oval, and I think I don't want round. Any input would be apprectiated so I can make a choice and move on!
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mmilos
Rectangular. And I like the glass and metal idea...
January 9, 2013 at 12:52pm     
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PH Interiors, LLC
I like the idea of 2 smaller tables right next to each other to form a rectangle, just for more interest. Plus you have flexibility in moving them around when entertaining. And I do like the idea of a metal frame, glass top so they take up less visual space.Much in the style of your round end table.
January 9, 2013 at 12:55pm   
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Larry Young
You are on the right track. I like PH Interiors idea of 2 square tables, but would make the metal aspect of it thin, for more transparency. I believe the fireplace is your focal point from this angle.
January 9, 2013 at 12:55pm   
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pcmom1
Chairs are large, so don't do a dainty table! Maybe this:

March 8, 2014 at 11:39am        Thanked by blondrtt
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Hoebeke Builders, Inc. / The BuildCHX App
pcmom1 has got this one right I believe. I would use wrought iron and beveled glass similar to the picture below, and go rectangular. Search hard because I bought this one at one of my favorite little "haunts" for $175 - came home, wirebrushed it and clear lacquered it before setting it in our Family Room. Keep your eyes peeled and you'd be surprised what you can find!
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arnieindy
Large rectangle with a wooden frame and a glass insert
March 8, 2014 at 4:40pm      Thanked by blondrtt
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March 8, 2014 at 4:50pm      Thanked by blondrtt
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blondrtt
Thanks for all the suggestions! Still searching, but thanks to all the input, I have narrowed it down to rectangular shape and something with a glass top. I really like the look of the one Hoebeke posted. Maybe I'll be lucky enough to stumble across a beauty like that one day!
March 8, 2014 at 6:15pm   
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